City of Manhattan Press Release:
Starting Wednesday, September 20, Ebert Construction began work on the east half of the Vattier Street and North Manhattan Avenue intersection as part of the North Manhattan improvements project adjacent to Kansas State University.
This phase will commence the removal and reconstruction of the sidewalks, crosswalks, and signals on the east half of North Manhattan Avenue and Vattier. During this construction, the east side of North Manhattan Avenue, as well as Vattier east of the intersection, will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Two-way traffic still will be maintained on North Manhattan Avenue, however.
Eastbound traffic leaving K-State on Vattier will be restricted to right turns only. Left turns from northbound North Manhattan Avenue still will be allowed, though.
Please drive safely, follow all posted traffic control signage and be aware of construction workers in the area!
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By. Breanna Palmer
Taking a language course is not typically the first pick when it comes to creating a class schedule, but with it being a K-State general graduation requirement several students every semester take on a new journey learning a new language and culture.
Learning a new language is not the easiest and some students can lack confidence in their pronunciation of words, and creating normal dialogue.
The Modern Language Department understands this fear and wants to encourage students to come out to their weekly conversation hours to take part in practicing their language skills in an informal setting with other students who are at all levels in their language journeys.
Dr. Andrea Faber assistant professor and Spanish language program coordinator has worked at K-State since 2019 with joining the Modern Language Department just before the COVID-19 pandemic which changed the department's operations drastically.
Working through the challenges
The conversation hours hosted by the Modern Language Department was a normal on campus event for several years, Faber said, however with the pandemic these conversation series got put to a halt.
During the pandemic the department was hit hard having to work through the adversity of wearing masks and with this missing those pronunciation cues. Faber said that during this time many professors observed general conversation skills began to lack with students becoming withdrawn. The enjoyment in taking these classes for students diminished and many students felt the courses were becoming more difficult.
"We are seeing students now kind of try and come back and they're not quiet at the level they were pre-pandemic," Faber said, "so there's a lot of just trying to get back to what it's like to have a conversation and be social again."
When coming back and creating these social spaces there were a few things that needed to be addressed. The first, figuring out how they wanted these series to look now and second meeting a majority of the students' needs with class schedules.
"We decided to make it a once a week event and really informal, so students could just drop in and practice their Spanish if they want and just form a part of a community because we felt that was something the pandemic really disrupted… like you belong to something," Faber said.
'Pop in and say hi'
Over the pandemic Eisenhower hall was renovated which allowed for the cafe series to move from a classroom to now a new space. Faber said there is now a new lounge available for students which creates an inviting atmosphere.
"It's a little more intimidating to walk into a classroom and you're not sure about wanting to get involved, it can be more intimidating it makes it feel less like you can come and go easily, so the lounge space makes it easy for students to pop-in and say hi," Faber said.
During the hour, coffee and snacks are provided and all students and faculty are allowed and encouraged to come in. "We always end up with a really diverse group of students," Faber said, "there are a number of students who grew up speaking Spanish in their home in the U.S or who grew up in Spanish speaking countries abroad who are here now, who are looking for a chance to connect."
The Modern Language Department also hosts conversation hours for other languages like German, French and Japanese. The Spanish conversation hour is held every Wednesday from 1 - 2 pm on the second floor of the Eisenhower lounge. Faber said there are many great reasons for the conversation hours, for one it allows students an opportunity to learn the language and culture and build their on-campus network. But the biggest part was creating that sense of community again.
"That was a big part of wanting to do this series is getting the opportunity to start speaking again and feel human again," Faber said.
Associate sports director, Kolby Van Camp, sits down with the Voice of the Wildcats, Wyatt Thompson, to preview the Cats and their upcoming bout with the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, September 16.
President Linton shares personal update about throat and tongue cancer diagnosis, k-staters invited to share support for linton
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Manhattan, KS - President Richard Linton updated students and faculty of Kansas State University in a K-State Today Special Issue that he has been diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer, which will require him to pursue daily treatments in Kansas City with the KU Cancer Center for the next few months.
A message from the K-State Women's Soccer team & goalkeeper coach Matt Smith for President Linton
This past week, I was diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer, which will require me to pursue daily treatments in Kansas City with the KU Cancer Center for the next few months. This is obviously not how I envisioned starting the fall semester, but it is necessary that I take these steps at this time, as this cancer is treatable and curable. I need to be at my best for this institution — you deserve that from me, and in consultation with my medical team, I also know this is what is best for me and my family.
The neighborhood predator, Solomon Talbert, was on the local police radar ever since Mark lied to the cops. It was a “big little lie” that taught Mark how easy it was to fool police, one that may or may not have inspired Solomon Talbert to track down Mark after all these years. From a child’s perspective, it’s a horror story.
This part of the story is informed by interviews with FBI profiling legend, John Douglas, and a police academy instructor who believes strongly in investigative intuition, Greg Lawson.
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00:00 - Cat Attack Theme/Introductions
07:07 - Cat Attack receiving national attention!
15:25 - John Deutschendorf (Denver)
22:08 - Potential K-State/Arizona rivalry idea
29:47 - Hunter Dekkers accused of gambling
43:46 - Pac-12 Media Rights numbers revealed?
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The Swiss celebrated National Switzerland Day and Jackson Berland (former Wildcat 91.9 Programming Director) called in from Switzerland and shared his experience with the hsots of the morning show.
Per Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_National_Day it is inspired by the date of the Federal Charter of 1291, Pacte du Rütli, placed in "early August", when "three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation" (Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden), an action which later came to be regarded as the founding of Switzerland." The document is one of several dozen pacts attested for the territory of Switzerland in the period of the mid-13th to mid-14th century. The foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy had been mostly associated with the Bund of Brunnen of 1315, or with the Rütlischwur, dated to 1307 by Aegidius Tschudi. The Federal Charter of 1291 first assumed great importance in a report by the Federal Department of Home Affairs of 21 November 1889, suggesting a celebration in Bern in 1891 that would combine the city's 700th anniversary with the Confederacy's 600th anniversary. The date of the Federal Charter came to replace the formerly more prominent, traditional date of 8 November Rütlischwur, 1307 in popular consciousness in the 20th century, specifically after the 650th anniversary celebrations of 1941.
It has been an official holiday since 1994, following the acceptance of a federal popular initiative in its favour in 1993.
August 1st is celebrated each year with paper lantern parades, bonfires, hanging strings of Swiss flags, and fireworks.
The annual Furniture Amnesty Day continued this year despite 90+ degree temperatures in Manhattan, KS.
This event allows local residents to donate furniture they no longer need so others can select from the donated goods for free. This helps find new homes for hundreds of pieces of furniture every year.
A special thanks to ALL of the volunteers who helped from HandsOn K-State, @konzaunitedway @cityofmanhattan and @kstatessl
'The sacred veil': a powerful and introspective piece about life and death debuts in Kansas city, Missouri
'The Sacred Veil' is a 12-movement work that was collaborated on by composer Eric Whitacre and lyric poet Charles Anthony Silvestri that will make its debut in Kansas City, Missouri at St. Peter's Catholic Church with newly formed chamber choir Sonus. The founder/director of Sonus, Kolby Van Camp and Sonus bass singer Jesse Kaiser discuss how this piece was chosen, the impact it has had on each of their lives, and the thin veil between life and death that touches all of our lives.
The performance will run from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in St. peter's Catholic Church and tickets can be purchased at their website https://www.sonusks.org/concertsâ or in person for $10 at the door.
Listen to the full interview with Kolby and Jesse below
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17:30 - Jon's Hot Blooded Rant (Tony AltiMORON edition)
35:06 - Big 12 Expansion, 14th member candidates
47:02 - K-State Football 2027-28 home-and-home series options
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02:56 - Pointing and Laughing at George Kliavkoff
15:50 - How much Colorado Lost Financially
30:31 - Jazmin from KCSN, Thoughts and Reaction
42:55 - Rivalry Renewed/Oregon next?
"The Male ego is a volatile thing" Dawson & mason break down THE barbie movie & barbie in a blender day
To dive in to the "Barbenheimer" phenomenon Wildcat 91.9 Music director Mason Camera and Assistant Chief Operator Dawson Wagner dressed up as Kens and watched the Barbie movie. Following their experience of this pink plastic world and the enlightening experience that came from it. They felt the necessity to share how the movie impacted them and what audiences can expect if they are to see Barbie.
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05:18 - Charlotte Disrespected... lol
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37:19 - Can Will Howard Break K-State Touchdown Pass Record in 2023?
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04:13 - Purple and Black TBT Recap
15:51 - @catattackpod vs. Texas fans
28:51 - Pac-12 Media Day Reactions
42:08 - Pac-12 Media Day Reactions pt. 2
47:48 - Big 12 Basketball Slate Announced
Wildcat 91.9 attended the Purple and Black scrimmage game and captured pictures/video for the alumni squad.
Good luck to the menâs Purple and Black team as they start their journey in the TBT tournament. They play Da Guys STL on ESPN2 at 6PM.